||I will discuss how image analysis and computer graphics can contribute
in the planning of renewable energy and in monitoring of greenhouse gases. One
case study will illustrate how the reconstruction of the visual hull of a 3D
object can be used to estimate the volume of gases leaking from landfills. In a
second case study I will show how the estimation of solar insolation could be solved using texture mapping in order to support interactive positioning of solar
panels. These applied research projects will be used to discuss challenges and
opportunities for interdisciplinary research in computer graphics,
human-computer-interaction and image analysis.